Uphill Manor, Uphill (also known as Uphill Castle)3346

Weston-Super-Mare, England

Brief Description

Uphill Manor is an early-19th-century garden and woodlands. The house is now a small hotel, open to guests but not to the public in the general sense.

Detailed Description

The Grade II* listed building was built in 1805 and extended in 1887 in irregular Gothic style with an attached conservatory. Situated in the Uphill North Conservation area, the lodge, in mock castle style is listed Grade II.

The early-19th-century garden and woodland feature lawns, shrubbery, an ornamental pond, an icehouse and a walled kitchen garden.

The property is now run as an exclusive bed and breakfast establishment.

Description checked by Avon Gardens Trust 22/5/2012. Historical information augmented by Avon Gardens Trust 14/2/2013 via www.uphillmanor.co.uk

Features
  • Manor House (featured building)
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  • Icehouse
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  • Pond
  • Description: An ornamental pond
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  • Kitchen Garden
  • Description: A walled kitchen garden
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  • Gate Lodge
  • Description: Lodge mock castle
Access & Directions

Directions

From junction 21 or 22 on the M5 follow the A370 towards Weston-super-mare.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Weston-super-Mare
History

Detailed History

The following text is taken from the Uphill Manor website: www.uphillmanor.co.uk (14.2.2013)

'Uphill Castle' as it was known when it was built in 1805 was extended in 1825. It is one of the most historic buildings in the area. Listed Grade II* it was purchased in 1853 by Thomas Tutton-Knyfton who added the magnificent drawing room and octagonal hall and tower in the Victorian ‘High-Gothic’ style of striking architecture with intricate stone work and stencilling. The wallpaper used in the drawing room was designed by Augustus Pugin in the 1840s, which was also used in the Palace of Westminster. The interior design of the new extension was carried out by J G Grace, a student of Pugin and has been described as one of the ‘most complete Pugin inspired schemes in existence.’ the others being Abney Hall near Manchester and Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. The Manor remained in the same family (the Graces - Knyftons) until 1993 when it was acquired by the present owners.

Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

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Other websites

References

Contributors

  • Avon Gardens Trust